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Origins Available: English, Scottish

Where did the English Stinson family come from? What is the English Stinson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Stinson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Stinson family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Stevenson, Stephenson, Stephinson, Stevenston, Steenson, Stenson, Steinson and many more.

First found in Northumberland where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Stinson research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1296, 1455, 1764, 1850, and 1894 are included under the topic Early Stinson History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Stinson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Stinson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Stinson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Mary Stinson, who landed in Virginia in 1662

Stinson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • William Stinson, who landed in New England in 1751
  • Ellaner Stinson, who landed in South Carolina in 1772
  • Ellen Stinson, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • James Stinson, who landed in South Carolina in 1772

Stinson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Joseph Stinson, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1828
  • David, Hugh, James, John, Robert, Thomas and William Stinson, who all arrived in Pennsylvania from 1844 to 1857
  • David Stinson, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844
  • B Stinson, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • M Stinson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851


Stinson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Sarah Stinson, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Susanah Stinson, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Stinson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • Charles Stinson, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Warren Hastings"

Stinson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • Benjamin Stinson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Mary A. Stinson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857
  • Edward Stinson arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alma" in 1857

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  • Thomas Eugene "Tommy" Stinson (b. 1966), American bassist, currently a member of Guns N' Roses
  • Katherine Stinson (1891-1977), fourth woman in the United States to obtain a pilot's certificate, inspiration of the Stinson Aircraft Company
  • Harry Edward Stinson (1898-1975), American sculptor
  • Robert Neil "Bob" Stinson (1959-1995), founding member and lead guitarist for the American rock band The Replacements
  • Homer D. Stinson, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940
  • Dean K. Stinson, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1956
  • Charles H. Stinson, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 5th District, 1868-70
  • Bill Stinson, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives 63rd District, 2012
  • Ben Stinson, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1932
  • Ben Stinson, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Evansville, Indiana, 1853-57

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  • A History of the Stinson Family: in Scotland, Northern Ireland, New Hampshire and Illinois by William S. Stinson.
  • Our Stinson's (sic) by Ulery Stinson.
  • The Stinson Family by Leroy David Lillie.
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  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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The Stinson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Stinson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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